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The Truth About Lies: The Science of Deception

Scientists want to understand the changes that take place in the brain when we deceive. What they find could one day have important moral and legal implications.

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Confronting Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

The growing prevalence and cost of ADHD calls for research to better understand the disorder.

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The Bilingual Brain

As scientists unlock more of the neurological secrets of the bilingual brain, they're learning that speaking more than one language may have cognitive benefits that extend from childhood into old age.

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Image of the Week: Speeding Up Brain Signals

Your brain’s electrical signals travel from node to node in their journey along nerve axons.

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A Brief Introduction to the Default Mode Network

The brain remains active while we are awake, sleeping, focused, or daydreaming. 2011 Brain Awareness Video Contest submitters hypothesize about what the brain could be doing during these periods.

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Diseases & Disorders

Brain Tumor Basics

About Neuroscience

Reading Minds: the Science, not the Fiction

Sensing, Thinking & Behaving

Myth: You only use 10 percent of your brain.

Sensing, Thinking & Behaving

Vision and Gene Therapy

Across the Lifespan

Obesity and the Brain

In Society

Neurolaw: Neuroscience in the Courtroom

Discoveries

How do human brains differ from those of other primates?

Source: Society for Neuroscience
Humans possess cognitive abilities very different from other creatures, thanks to a number of unusual features of our brains.

Patricia Kuhl: The Linguistic Genius of Babies

Source: TED
Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another — by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know.

Glia: Earning Some Respect

Source: Dana Foundation
A growing number of studies suggest glial cells play a vital role in brain function, which when disrupted can have severe consequences.

The Blood-Brain Barrier

Source: Society for Neuroscience
Identifying new ways to bypass the brain’s elaborate security system may one day lead to better outcomes for patients with brain tumors or other neurological disorders.

Where's the Cuttlefish?

Source: Science Friday
What can the cuttlefish’s remarkable camouflage abilities teach us about vision?

Sol Snyder: Daring Creativity in Research

Source: Society for Neuroscience
The neuroscientist discusses how creative thinking led to some of his most groundbreaking discoveries.

Recent Neuroscience in the News

Watch 80,000 Neurons Fire in the Brain of a Fish

Source: WIRED
Date: 28 July 2014
In a new study, scientists tracked the activity of 80 percent of the neurons in the brain of a baby zebrafish as the animal responds to what it sees.

Autism Gene Affects Brain Function Early in Development

Source: Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
Date: 28 July 2014

Mutations in a gene linked to intellectual disability and sometimes autism may lead to a permanent boost in brain activity, according to a study.


Brain cells can suppress appetite, study in mice shows

Source: BBC
Date: 27 July 2014
Scientists have discovered a central hub of brain cells that may put the brakes on a desire to eat, a study in mice shows.

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